KHS boys track invades CLC

By on May 5, 2011

KANELAND—Kaneland High School boys track had some business to take care of in Crystal Lake, but wasn’t planning on camping.

It planned to stay just long enough to make waves on Friday at the Crystal Lake Central Invite.

The Knights placed third with 81 points, falling just behind the host school (112) and Belvidere North (85). Harlem had 65 points and Burlington Central had 60.5 to round out the top five. Bartlett (59), Round Lake (36), Vernon Hills (26), Glenbard North (19) and Antioch rounded out the team scoring.

Knight honors began rushing in with sophomores Kory Harner (12-03) and Alex Gil (11-09) nabbing third-and-fourth place in the pole vault event.

In the 4×100 meter relay event, the group of Jesse Balluff, Brandon Cottier, Taylor Andrews and Tommy Whittaker took first with a time of 43.91 seconds.

Andrews also ran the 110m hurdles in 14.49 seconds, good for second place in the finals.

Whittaker also made the final of the 100m dash and finished second with a time of 11.32, just .01 behind Harlem’s Jamie Dainty.

In the 4x200m relay, Balluff, Curtis Secrest, Andrew Essex and Cottier were meet champs after running in 1:33.48.

The 400m dash final had Whittaker finishing fourth in 51.96, after finishing fourth in his prelim heat.

In the 300m intermediate hurdles event, Andrews’ 40.54 time was good for fourth in the final.

Whittaker also included himself in the meet elite for the 200m dash, finishing second at 23.28 seconds.

Kaneland’s 1600m relay squad finished in 3:31.59 seconds.

Coming up for the boys track roster is the annual Kane County Meet, eminating from Streamwood High School’s Millenium Field on Friday, May 6. Last year at West Aurora, Kaneland took second in the annual affair.

About Mike Slodki

Mike Slodki is a sports reporter for the Elburn Herald. You can reach him at MSlodki@elburnherald.com.

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